Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Back to reality.

After a great week we are back home. It is great to go on holiday but is also great to go home.
We travelled a bit around the South Island and enjoyed the lovely mountains with snow on top. The girls had a snow fight. We had great beach walks on empty beaches and saw baby seals playing in the sea. The weather was perfect,a great blue sky every day. And of course we brought heaps of shells home with us. I took the book with me "crafty girls on a road trip". Andre was a bit worried to go into all the crafty shops but at the end he loved it. The girls were asking, "Mum is there another place to go out of your book". We discovered great coffee spots and qute art shops. And last but not least on our last evening we went to the Cinema to see Mama Mia. A must see movie!
I made photo's of a lot of great letterboxes we saw on the trip. They are so crazy sometimes. People put a lot of effort in them. We loved it.
The kids still have one week off and doing there thing. And after a long day of holiday washes, I'm busy finishing off my quilt for in the guest room.
And Andre promised me to make a start after the holiday with renovating the kitchen. I already have heaps of ideas in my mind, so lets start!


Mirre said...

You're lucky to be living in such a beautiful place!
I hope your daughter will enjoy her new school!

Penny said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! Quiet beaches, seals, mountains, snowball fights, coffee and crafts. Perfect!

D@nielle said...

your holiday looks/sounds amazing !


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.